Amanda Jolley

Studio Joy


This hymnal page is in response to Salt’s latest challenge, Water.

The verses referenced include, in green:

Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (3) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

In blue, the water:

John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 7:37-38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

And in brown, the reflection of the trees in the water, are prayers for my family.

I found a picture of this tree, a cottonwood, online and loved how it connected, like our family.

amanda ∞

0 Comments on “Water”

  1. Amanda I’m always excited to see how you interperate the challenges, What beautiful altered pages, the way the hymnal text comes through looks so cool! I so love the way the bible verses became part of the your art, I love how it ‘surrounds & ties you all together’ Beautiful, Beautiful piece!

  2. I love what you’ve done for the water challenge and the whole altered book project – very interesting and inspiring. Thanks for taking part in such a wonderful way.

  3. Once again incredible work gone into this weeks challenge, a lovely idea, thanks for sharing your technique also, and being brave enough to admit your mistakes! It has turned out really well!

  4. I love the verse you used from Psalms… meditating on the law day and night. When I think of meditation, I generally think of emptying my mind. Here God instructs me to fill it.

    The sermon Ron and I listened to tonight was from John 4… I was thinking about how so often I concentrate on the material things… and they will never, never satisfy me.

    Last, the verse from John 7 is tied to the Feast of Tabernacles. In Ancient Israel, the last day of the feast included a ceremony in which the High Priest poured water from the Pool of Siloam onto the alter. The ceremony was intended to invoke God’s blessings. Israel needed rain to ensure a good crop. Rain ~ life-giving water.

    Jesus affirmed that He was the source of blessing and life. Not everyone understands the typology today, but Jesus was identifying himself as the Messiah. I bet you anything that the High Priest understood what was being communicated… I bet he was quite angry too.

    Your page is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Our pastor is going through John this year. I will not forgot the imagery produced from his sermon on John 4. Wow! I know exactly what you’re talking about.

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